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Movie Mondays: best of 2014 on hoopla

hoopla has been adding some noteworthy new releases to its collection. While they’re not blockbusters, these limited release films from 2014 include critical darlings and star power – and are available at this very moment!

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The Best Nap of the Year …

– by Ann G.              … is, of course, the nap after Thanksgiving dinner!  Most of us believe it’s because we are at the mercy of the chemical tryptophan, which is found in turkey, milk … Continue reading

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826 Seattle and SPL present Greenwood Family Forum

by Jacob, Teen Advisory Board, Greenwood Branch Did you know the library goes way beyond great books to read!? Come see at the Greenwood Family Forum, an introduction for families about free school and student support resources. Cosponsored by The Seattle Public Library … Continue reading

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Skip the Holds Queue with Hoopla!

By Matt K. Recently, I discovered that the musician Beck had put out a new, critically acclaimed album this past February. The glowing reviews for Morning Phase sparked my interest, as I’d been pretty unimpressed with his most recent releases. … Continue reading

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Your Next 5 Books: Entertaining books for vacation

Readers in Seattle: Did you know you can get a personalized list of recommended reading? Here’s an example of  Your Next 5 Books — a reader’s request and the librarian’s recommendations (these suggestions from Eric at out Northgate Branch): A Seattle reader … Continue reading

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Movie Mondays: Top 10 hoopla Movies (according to me)

  Posted by Frank hoopla, one of the Seattle Public Library’s streaming video services, has doubled its collection of videos since my last blog post. Here, in no particular order, are my current top 10 favorite movies that you can stream, … Continue reading

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How are you feeling about vitamins these days?

There’s been quite the discussion recently about whether vitamins are good for us—pretty much every major news outlet covered the statements by a group of doctors who said perhaps we shouldn’t bother.   However, many of us WILL still bother (and … Continue reading

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